Jimmy Iovine
American music executive
Jimmy Iovine
James "Jimmy" Iovine is an American music producer, entrepreneur and chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M.
Biography
Jimmy Iovine's personal information overview.
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Apple won’t compete with Netflix, all future TV series tied into Apple Music
Yahoo News - 16 days
It’s no secret that Apple is looking to move into the television market, but a new interview with Jimmy Iovine, one of the executives in charge of Apple Music, said the company isn’t looking to create a subscription-based video streaming service akin to Netflix. Instead, Iovine told Variety that Apple’s venture into original television programming will exist within the confines of Apple Music. Iovine did not offer any hint that Apple will increase the cost of a plan based on whether or not users wanted access to original programming, but it’s clear the move into TV is on the forefront of Apple’s mind.
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Apple’s TV plans are finally starting to take shape
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Apple finally seems to be warming up to the the fact that it needs original programming if it ever hopes to compete in the TV space. To be sure, there are no shortage of movies and TV shows available for purchase and rental via iTunes, but Netflix has demonstrated that a stable of high-quality and exclusive content is what really moves the needle in today's ever-evolving entertainment age. Late last week, word surfaced that Apple was finally preparing to dive into the realm of original content head first. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal , Apple has been busy talking with producers about developing episodic shows similar in style to hit shows like HBO's Westworld and Netflix's Stranger Things . This is a promising development given that shows like  Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps  aren't exactly thrilling programs capable of attracting a wide audience in the same way that a show like House of Cards can pull in viewers. In the wake of that report, Apple Music chi ...
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Apple Music: Platform? Promoter? Both.
NYTimes - 2 months
Apple executives Jimmy Iovine and Larry Jackson discuss its place in the music ecosystem and how it has built a one-stop shop for the streaming age.
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The Return Of Jay Z's 'Blueprint' Albums To Apple Music Could Mean A Tidal Merger Is Coming
Yahoo News - 5 months
As several outlets have reported, every of installment of the rapper-entrepreneurs’s Blueprint series — minus The Blueprint 3 — is now available for streaming on Apple Music and purchase via iTunes. Ordinarily, the reappearance of music on a streaming service wouldn’t be major news, but Jay Z is the face of Tidal, whose parent company reportedly posted a $28 million net loss in 2015 and has been the subject of Apple acquisition rumors recently. While Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine said “We’re not looking to acquire any streaming services” when he was contacted by BuzzFeed’s Reggie Ugwu following news of the loss, his statement leaves wiggle room for Apple to take an offer from a company like Tidal.
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Spotify Finally Launches In Japan, World's 2nd Largest Music Market, Debuts New Lyrics Feature - hypebot.com
Google News - 5 months
NDTV Spotify Finally Launches In Japan, World's 2nd Largest Music Market, Debuts New Lyrics Feature hypebot.com Spotify new Spotify has finally launched in Japan. The world's second biggest music market is a notoriously finicky one and slow to change. CD's still sell in large numbers there, despite early digital adoption elsewhere in the culture. With the launch ... Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine On Why Album Exclusives Are Here To StayBuzzFeed News all 209 news articles »
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Jimmy Iovine Has An Enviable Confidence In The Continued Success Of Apple Music Exclusives
Yahoo News - 5 months
The go-to draw of every streaming service that isn’t Spotify is viewed by fans as an obstacle to work around (legally or otherwise). In an interview with Buzzfeed, the Apple Music head said that they’re going to keep looking for exclusives, even after the fallout surrounding the release of Frank Ocean’s Blonde.
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An Empire Built On Ruthlessness And Cans: The Bizarre Story Of Beats
Yahoo News - 6 months
The official story behind Beats is straightforward: Music impresario Jimmy Iovine and titan of rap Dr. Dre viewed Apple’s cheap earbuds with scorn and decided, if their music was going to get stolen, then at least the thieves should listen to it with the best equipment possible. After consulting with some of the hottest artists of 2006, Iovine and Dre launched Beats. What isn’t mentioned in that tale of “how it all began” is Monster Cable, the company which did the actual engineering of the headphones.
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Beats wins in case that accused Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine of double-crossing investor
LATimes - 6 months
A judge has dismissed the key claims in a lawsuit alleging that headphone maker Beats Electronics duped one of its early partners before negotiating its $3-billion sale to Apple Inc. two years ago. The summary judgment issued late Monday by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge William Fahey...
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Apple’s Jimmy Iovine Apologizes for Saying Women Can’t Find Music
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
Jimmy Iovine, the record executive Apple Inc. brought in to spearhead its streaming music efforts, apologized for comments suggesting that women struggle to find music.
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Akon To Debut New Albums On His Own 'Stadium' App
Huffington Post - over 1 year
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- On the cusp of his first album release since 2008, Akon wants to steer his considerable fan base away from services like YouTube to a new - and Akon-branded - app where he'll give away music for free, supported by ads. That might strike you as a head-scratcher, given Akon's millions of album sales. But with digital downloads falling and streaming on the rise, it makes sense to the hip-hop star. Akon spoke exclusively with The Associated Press about his plans. This interview was edited for brevity. Q: Back in 2010, you said "Stadium" would come out that year. A: Unfortunately there was a lot of changes happening within the Universal (Music) building. They were restructuring. And my project unfortunately got caught up in the midst of it. In the meantime, I was building the Konvict Africa brand, releasing artists such as P-Square and Wizkid. As that was happening I also got involved in energy, and started the Akon Lighting Africa project. I started realizing ...
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Jimmy Iovine on Apple, music streaming and Taylor Swift
LATimes - over 1 year
Longtime music executive and quote machine Jimmy Iovine joined Apple last year to run its new Apple Music business. On stage at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday, Iovine didn’t disappoint, with a profanity-laced discussion that touched on free music, Burning Man,...
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Review: Beats Music proves it has some heart
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's no shortage of music subscription services that offer unlimited streaming for a monthly fee. Beats Music comes from Beats Electronics, the headphone-maker backed by hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre and former music executive Jimmy Iovine. Apps for Apple and Android devices are available now, with a Windows Phone version promised soon. The Beats Music app tries to take the information you enter in order to present you with a variety of albums and playlists that are "Just For You." Another section for recommendations, dubbed "The Sentence," prompts you to fill in blanks to establish what you'd like to hear, but you end up with silly sentences like "I'm in the shower & feel like ordering in with my family to Indie." The app says the playlist was created by "Beats Pop," but the curator was actually Arjan Timmermans, the popular blogger behind ArjanWrites.com. The songs — a mix of hits by current teen idols and breakup classics like "Don't Speak" — are meant to wor ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jimmy Iovine
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 60
    Iovine was married 24 years to model and writer Vicki Iovine before divorcing; the couple have four children, In 2014 he started dating Liberty Ross. They got married in front of their Malibu beach house on Valentine's Day, 2016, with friends and family in attendance.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 59
    On May 17, 2013, Iovine received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Southern California and gave the 2013 USC commencement address. While producing her album Bella Donna, Iovine entered a relationship with singer Stevie Nicks. The two split in 1982.
    More Details Hide Details Nicks wrote the song "Straight Back", included in the album Mirage, about him.
    In May 2013, Iovine and Dr. Dre donated a $70 million endowment to the University of Southern California to create the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.
    More Details Hide Details The goal of the Academy has been stated as "to shape the future by nurturing the talents, passions, leadership and risk-taking of uniquely qualified students who are motivated to explore and create new art forms, technologies, and business models". The first class of the Academy began in September 2014 with 31 students.
    Iovine stopped working with the show in mid-2013.
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  • 2011
    Age 57
    In 2011, Iovine was honored by The Producers & Engineers Wing of the Grammy Awards. "This year we pay tribute to an industry leader, Jimmy Iovine, who has made an indelible impact as a recording engineer, producer, founder of Interscope Records, and now, entrepreneur focused on audio quality," Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the governing body of the Grammy Awards, said in presenting the award.
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    From 2011 to 2013, Iovine was a mentor on Fox's American Idol.
    More Details Hide Details Iovine's protégés—Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, and Candice Glover—release their music through Interscope.
  • 2005
    Age 51
    In 2005, Iovine made a guest appearance as himself on "Don't Make Me Over", an episode of Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2002
    Age 48
    In 2002, Iovine co-produced the Academy Award-winning Eminem movie, 8 Mile, which opened at #1 at the box office and went on to gross more than $240 million worldwide.
    More Details Hide Details Additionally, Iovine executive produced the 2009 LeBron James documentary, More Than A Game and 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin'. In 2008, Iovine teamed up with Dr. Dre to co-found Beats By Dr. Dre, a headphones brand. Due in part to the design of its headphones and an expansion into smartphones and automotive audio systems, the company has captured 40 percent market share of the headphones industry. In January 2013, Iovine announced the expansion of the Beats brand into the online digital music world with Daisy, a new service slated to launch in late 2013. Former Topspin Media executive Ian Rogers and Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor were said to be involved. On May 28, 2014, Apple Inc. announced the acquisition of Beats Electronics. Iovine was hired to assume an undisclosed position at Apple where he helped in the creation of Apple Music, the electronics giant's foray into streaming music.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1992
    Age 38
    Iovine signed Tupac Shakur to a recording contract as one of the first Hip Hop acts on the Interscope label in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Iovine was also responsible for providing distribution, initial funding and financial oversight for the highly successful Death Row Records hip hop label in the mid 1990s. Death Row operated as a subsidiary of his company Interscope, and was largely responsible for Interscope's initial platinum selling chart successes throughout the decade, which later launched the company into greater success in the 2000s with platinum artists like Eminem and Lady Gaga.
  • 1990
    Age 36
    In 1990, Iovine co-founded Interscope Records, which became Interscope Geffen A&M after a merger in 1999.
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  • 1984
    Age 30
    Iovine was also responsible for supervising the music used in the 1984 romance film, Sixteen Candles and 1989 drama film, Scrooged.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 24
    He came to prominence via his work on the 1978 Patti Smith album Easter, which included her Top 40 hit "Because the Night".
    More Details Hide Details He teamed with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on Damn the Torpedoes and U2 on Rattle and Hum. Iovine also produced Bella Donna (the first solo album for Stevie Nicks), Making Movies for Dire Straits, and Get Close for The Pretenders.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1973
    Age 19
    By 1973, Iovine was on staff at the New York studio the Record Plant, where he worked on Springsteen's Born to Run and Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell albums.
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  • 1972
    Age 18
    James Iovine was born in Brooklyn, New York. As a teenager, Iovine was introduced to music production after he met a songwriter who got him a job cleaning a recording studio. He began working as a studio professional around 1972.
    More Details Hide Details Since the start of his career, Iovine has been involved in the production of more than 250 albums. In the early 1970s, Iovine became a recording engineer, working with John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen, among others.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Born
    Born on March 11, 1953.
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